(CNN) - On the eve of the first presidential debate, conservative media outlets seized on footage of a five-year-old, widely covered speech by then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, who argued at the time that the federal government discriminated against Hurricane Katrina victims.
The June 2007 speech at Hampton University in Virginia was widely covered by CNN and other news outlets, as Obama was already well into his presidential campaign, running alongside then-Sen. Hillary Clinton at the front of the polls.
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New York (CNN) - The street artist who created the iconic red, white and blue Obama "Hope" posters in the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election was sentenced Friday to two years' probation after tampering with evidence, prosecutors said.
Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to criminal contempt of court for falsifying and destroying documents and coaching a witness while embroiled in a copyright infringement battle over his use of a now-famous image by The Associated Press that featured then-Sen. Barack Obama.FULL STORY
(CNN) - If a web video released by the Republican National Committee on Friday looked familiar, no, that's not an old link from four years ago.
The web video, which hits President Barack Obama's comment on Friday that the "private sector's doing fine," bears certain similarities to an economy-themed television advertisement produced by the Obama campaign in 2008.
(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona, something of a prolific user of Twitter compared to other senators, took to the site Tuesday to recognize his one-time running mate's guest hosting of a morning television show.
(CNN) – Despite the hype, Sen. John McCain has no plans to watch HBO’s “Game Change,” the new film about his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign.
“I’m not going to watch it,” McCain said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s based on a book that’s completely biased and with unattributed quotes, et cetera.”
(CNN) – Washington insiders were at the Newseum last night to see the new HBO film, “Game Change,” about Sarah Palin and the 2008 race for the White House.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I was very impressed with the finished product. It kept my interest for the entire two hours.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Thousands of newly released e-mails from former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin show her frustration with the increasing ethics complaints filed against her and the mounting legal costs her family was personally incurring.
Also there is one tantalizing e-mail from Sept. 26, 2007 - almost a full year before she was tapped for the unsuccessful GOP presidential ticket - with the subject line saying "Marital Problems." Addressing two of her gubernatorial aides, she said "So speaking of ... If we, er, when we get a divorce, does that quell 'conflict of interest' accusations about BP?"
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - In a rare show of public unity from a notoriously media-shy group, several current and former Sarah Palin advisers spoke out Wednesday about the upcoming HBO film "Game Change," which they said portrays the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee in a harsh and unfair light.
"It's false portrait cobbled together by a bunch of people who simply weren't there," said Jason Recher, a senior adviser to Palin during the 2008 race who was a fixture at the candidate's side during campaign, but does not appear in the film.
(CNN) – Riding the momentum of his South Carolina win on Saturday, Newt Gingrich said Sunday he planned a week of big speeches offering “big solutions for a big country.”
“I’ll be at the space coast in Florida this week giving a speech — a visionary speech — on the United States going back into space in the John F. Kennedy tradition,” the former House Speaker said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
Washington (CNN) – The Gingrich campaign reached back to 2008 in its latest ad attacking Mitt Romney, accusing the former Massachusetts governor of using the same “desperate” and “dishonest” attacks he used when he ran for president in 2008.
The ad, titled “Desperate,” starts with a narrator stating, “Why is Mitt Romney attacking Newt Gingrich?” It then cuts to a clip of John McCain, a recent Romney supporter, stating, “The best indicator that I am doing very well is when you’re attacked by Mitt Romney.”
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